Education & SEN – Lorraine Petersen The Voice ITS Bloggers

Assessment at the end of KS1 and KS 2 – What do we know?

On 19th October 2016 Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, made a statement about primary education. She acknowledged that the new assessments at the end of KS 2 taken this summer raised the bar on what pupils should have... Read more

January 2017 SENDCo Update

There were a number of announcements made during December – as usual, on the countdown to a holiday. Early years funding: changes to funding for 3- and 4-year-olds On the 12th December the DfE published their response to the... Read more

SENCo Update January 2016

  Behaviour and Discipline in Schools – January 2016 – DfE This is departmental advice for school leaders and school staff on developing a school behaviour policy. It has been updated  to reflect that, from January 2016,... Read more

SENCO Update – December 2015

  Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2.... Read more

SENCo Update

Code of Practice updates In September the DfE published the third edition of their Transition to the new 0-25 SEND system document. This is departmental advice for local authorities and their partners and sets out how legislation relating... Read more

The Local Offer, the SEN Information Report and the School SEND Policy.

The new SEND Code of Practice refers to a number of documents that have to be produced and made available from September 2014. The Local Offer must be published by each local authority. It sets out in one place information... Read more